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At the Assembly: Friday highlights

At the Assembly: Friday highlights

The conference is coming to a close and there’s still an abundance of great sessions to attend! Here’s our guide to getting the most out of the conference on its final day. Boost this information with features from EGU Today, the daily newsletter of the General Assembly – pick up a paper copy at the ACV entrance or download it here.

Be sure to attend today’s Jean Dominique Cassini Medal Lecture by Jonathan I. Lunine, who will be discussing habitable environments and life in the Saturn system (ML4, 12:15 in Y1).

It’s your last chance to make the most of the networking opportunities at the General Assembly, so get on down to the poster halls and strike up a conversation. If you’re in the queue for coffee, find out what the person ahead is investigating – you never know when you might start building the next exciting collaboration! Here are some of today’s scientific highlights:

The final Union Symposium (US4) this week is dedicated to planetary interiors and how advances in space observations have furthered our ability to understand what is inside planetary bodies. Talks begin at 08:30 in Y5. Our final Great Debate of the week, which is co-organised with the AGU (American Geophysical Union), will be on open access publishing. The discussion kicks off at 15:30 in Room R1.

Today we also announce the results of the EGU Photo Contest and the Communicate Your Science Video Competition. Head over to the EGU Booth at 12:15 to find out who the winners are.

Following the success of this year’s theme, EGU 2016 will also have a theme: Active Planet. Join us on this adventure in Vienna next year (17–22 April 2016)!

What have you thought of the Assembly this week? Let us know at www.egu2015.eu/feedback and help make EGU 2016 even better.

We hope you’ve had a wonderful week and look forward to seeing you in 2016!

Nibbling round the edges. Credit: Maria Hernandez-Soriano (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)

Nibbling round the edges. Credit: Maria Hernandez-Soriano (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)

Photo Contest finalists 2015 – who will you vote for?

The selection committee received over 200 photos for this year’s EGU Photo Contest, covering fields across the geosciences. The fantastic finalist photos are below and they are being exhibited in Hall X (basement, Blue Level) of the Austria Center Vienna – see for yourself!

Do you have a favourite? Vote for it! There is a voting terminal in Hall X, just next to the exhibit. The results will be announced on Friday 17 April during the lunch break (at 12:15).

Mountain stream in winter. Credit: Daniele Penna (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)

Mountain stream in winter by Daniele Penna (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

Rochers De Naye by Nikita Churilin (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

Rochers De Naye by Nikita Churilin (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

Sunset over the Labrador Sea by Christof Pearce (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

Sunset over the Labrador Sea by Christof Pearce (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

Greenland by Joan Campanyà i Llovet (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

Greenland by Joan Campanyà i Llovet (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

The late Holocene fever by Christian Massari (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)

The late Holocene fever by Christian Massari (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

Three coloured pools by Irene Angeluccetti (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

Three coloured pools by Irene Angeluccetti (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

Heiturpottur by Morgan Jones (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

Heiturpottur by Morgan Jones (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

Through Scales: Soil Zoom by Alevtina Evgrafova (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

Through Scales: Soil Zoom by Alevtina Evgrafova (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

Waved rocks of Antelope slot canyon - Page, Arizona by Frederik Tack (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

Waved rocks of Antelope slot canyon – Page, Arizona by Frederik Tack (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

You don't form in the wet sand by Nicasio T. Jiménez-Morilo (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

You don’t form in the wet sand by Nicasio T. Jiménez-Morilo (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

On the occasion of the International Year of Soils, the judges also awarded an honourable mention to the best image in the Soil System Sciences category submitted to the EGU Photo Contest. The chosen image was ‘You don’t form in the wet sand’ by Nicasio T. Jiménez-Morilo. You can also vote for this image in the general contest if you feel it should be crowned winner.

In addition, this year, to celebrate the theme of the EGU 2015 General Assembly, A voyage through scales, the photo that best captured the theme of the conference was selected by the judges. The winner is the stunning ‘Badlands National Park’, by Iain Willis! Congratulations! This too is being exhibited in Hall X (basement, Blue Level) of the Austria Center Vienna.

Badlands national park, South Dakota, USA by Iain Willis (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

Badlands national park, South Dakota, USA by Iain Willis (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

Last chance to enter the EGU Photo Contest!

From top left to bottom right, Erosion Spider by John Clemens, Icebergs at Night in the Antarctic by Eva Nowatzki, Star Trails in Rocky Mountain National Park by Martin Snow, MicROCKScopica – Symplectite in Granulite by Bernardo Cesare (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

Some finalists from the 2014 Photo Competition. From top left to bottom right: Erosion Spider by John Clemens, Icebergs at Night in the Antarctic by Eva Nowatzki, Star Trails in Rocky Mountain National Park by Martin Snow, MicROCKScopica – Symplectite in Granulite by Bernardo Cesare (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu).

If you are pre-registered for the 2015 General Assembly (Vienna, 12 -17 April), you can take part in our annual photo competition! Winners receive a free registration to next year’s General Assembly! But hurry, there are only a few days left to enter!

Every year we hold a photo competition and exhibit in association with our open access image repository, Imaggeo and our annual General Assembly. There is also a moving image competition, which features a short clip of continuous geoscience footage. Pre-registered conference participants can take part by submitting up to three original photos and/or one moving image on any broad theme related to the Earth, planetary and space sciences.

How to enter

You will need to register on Imaggeo to upload your image, which will also be included in the database. When you’ve uploaded it, you’ll have the option to edit the image details – here you can enter it into the EGU Photo Contest – just check the checkbox! The deadline for submissions is 1 March.

 

EGU Photo Contest 2015

If you are pre-registered for the 2015 General Assembly (Vienna, 12 – 17 April), you can take part in our annual photo competition! Winners receive a free registration to next year’s General Assembly!

The sixth annual EGU photo competition opens on 1 February. Up until 1 March, every participant pre-registered for the General Assembly can submit up three original photos and one moving image on any broad theme related to the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. Shortlisted photos will be exhibited at the conference, together with the winning moving image, which will be selected by a panel of judges. General Assembly participants can vote for their favourite photos and the winning images will be announced on the last day of the meeting.

We particularly encourage submissions representing A voyage through scales, as there will be an additional prize for the photo that best captures the theme of the conferences.  Furthermore, on the occasion of the International Year of Soils, the judges will also be awarding an honourable mention to the best image in the Soil System Sciences category submitted to the EGU Photo Contest.

If you submit your images to the photo competition, they will also be included in the EGU’s open access photo database, Imaggeo. You retain full rights of use for any photos submitted to the database as they are licensed and distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons license.

You will need to register on Imaggeo so that the organisers can appropriately process your photos. For more information, please check the EGU Photo Contest page on Imaggeo.

Previous winning photographs can be seen on the 20102011, 2012,  2013 and 2014 winners’ pages.

In the meantime, get shooting!

Grand Prismatic Spring. Winner in the EGU Photo Contest 2010. (Credit: David Mencin (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)

Grand Prismatic Spring. Winner in the EGU Photo Contest 2010. (Credit: David Mencin, distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)

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